Configuring Nodes for Use with Shares

What is a Node?

A node is a local, remote, or cloud workstation running an Aspera transfer server product (IBM Aspera Enterprise Server, IBM Aspera Connect Server). In order to make transfers, Shares communicates with a node through the Node API. The Node API is a daemon on the transfer server that offers REST-inspired file operations and a transfer management API. Aspera web applications authenticate to remote node services using a Node API username and password. Different nodes may use different Node API username and password pairs.

Configuring a Node for Use with Shares

Nodes do not have to run on the same platform as the Shares server. To set up your machine to run as a node, follow the instructions pertinent to the platform of the workstation.